Archive for the ‘General’ Category

demolishing and rebuilding near you?

This “Open Australia Foundation” site will allow you to sign up for any development applications within a designated radius of your own choosing. Made available through creative commons you will be sent an email regarding applications for proposals near you. If there are trees still on the site, you can ask then Council which ones […]

September 14, 2018 · Liz Sanzaro · No Comments
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1964 a group was formed to save trees…the battle continues

In the Outer East where we have always had the benefits of trees planted many years ago by our forefathers, and cared for by residents, we are now at a potential tipping point, where people are selling their large lots, or combining with neighbours to achieve even higher prices for land, to sell to developers […]

June 20, 2018 · Liz Sanzaro · No Comments
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Maroondah region Heritage review

Currently Council is undertaking analysis of immediate post war development in our region. If you know of a particular house, street (named in honour of the war) a location, a building or streetscape that you think might fit this criteria, please email us at and we will pass it on to the responsible person […]

April 27, 2018 · Liz Sanzaro · No Comments
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Fruit Fly control ! Teachers – an education must !

This message is for everyone, but a must for Schools!  CCS is hosting an evening meeting, during School Holiday time after Easter. We have gained the expertise of an educator about fruit fly. This threat is already among us unfortunately, with the potential to extensively ruin produce; from back yard fruit tree and vegie growers […]

March 15, 2018 · Liz Sanzaro · No Comments
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Paid up Members please log into members area to see our tree map so far and see if you can help

September 14, 2017 · Liz Sanzaro · 2 Comments
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Living Links

News today: The launch of transforming the Dandenong Creek corridor into a World Class urban living link. Victorian Government has granted $1M to enhance the corridor between Bayswater North and Dandenong, to ensure habitat for a threatened fish species, enhance flora & fauna and improve water quality. Work will begin soon over the next 3.5 […]

April 28, 2017 · Liz Sanzaro · One Comment
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Port Phillip bay water quality

The EPA has sent us a message below “We’re trialling a free SMS service which provides notifications when a ‘POOR’ water quality forecast is issued for Port Phillip Bay beaches. These notifications will allow Victorians to make informed decisions about swimming at beaches during the Beach Report season.” click on the last link to access the method […]

February 2, 2017 · Liz Sanzaro · No Comments
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recent EPA news

You may have missed this recent good news…in early 2016 an independent group was enlisted to review the role of the EPA. There were many local community meetings across the state to obtain feedback from the community about expectations of this authority. CCS was represented by Liz who attended one of these consultative meetings in […]

January 20, 2017 · Liz Sanzaro · No Comments
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Language ?

If we are to engage people meaningfully we need to think about our use of words. Years ago we lived in a society, now we live in an economy. Being referred to as a human resource diminishes us to “a being” with a necessary skill, to fill a gap in the “corporation of business”. In […]

November 25, 2016 · Liz Sanzaro · No Comments
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a worrying trend

As you look around Maroondah in particular on higher ground you will notice severe die-back of our local indigenous Stringy bark Eucalyptus  trees, in fact so bad that some trees have lost their battle to survive. This can be partially attributed to age but more importantly  the 10 year drought which left them severely stressed. […]

September 9, 2016 · Liz Sanzaro · 2 Comments
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